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Calendar of Events

The Society hosts a series of programs from fall through spring. Programs are free to Society members. A $5.00 donation from non-members would be appreciated.

All of our programs and activities for November through February are listed below

You can view many of our earlier programs on Sudbury TV — see our video library for a listing.


November 6, 2016 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
300 Years on Concord Road: A History of the Osborn Family

150 Concord Rd. At the Grange Hall, 326 Concord Road. Using original sources, David Colombo, a descendent of the Osborn family, will present the history of his family's farms telling personal accounts about his ancestors who lived in Sudbury for generations. He'll show photographs, heirlooms and antiques used in the everyday life at the homesteads.

December 3 and 10, 2016 (Sunday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hosmer House Christmas Open House

Hosmer House Christmas Open House 2015 At the Hosmer House, 299 Concord Road. This year's theme for the annual Christmas Open House at the Hosmer House is “From the Painter's Palette.” The SHS will be decorating the children's room with colors inspired by Florence Hosmer's artwork.

December 8, 2016 (Thursday) 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
A.C. Moore Shopping Day Fundraiser

A.C. Moore Shopping Day Fundraiser At A.C. Moore, Shoppers World, Framingham. When you present our flyer, 10% of your purchase will go to support the SHS. All of your holiday gift, craft and event shopping needs are right in the store! Be sure to present the cashier with a copy of the event flyer for your purchase to qualify. Download flyer.

December 18, 2016 (Sunday) 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Christmas Caroling and Party with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Caroling on Town Hall steps Join the SHS for a beloved holiday tradition for all ages – caroling on the steps of Sudbury’s Town Hall. Followed by our Christmas Party with refreshments and a special visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus at Town Hall.

Free Admission. Refreshments and party follow caroling. This year's keepsake songbook is sponsored by Renascence Home Furnishings.

Visit our Kindermarkt (Children's Market) ! Volunteers will help children shop for special gifts for loved ones. $2 per gift. For the grown-ups, popular SHS items will be for sale such as notecards, books, maps, 01776 keychains, specialty Sudbury teas and assorted “Antiques & Uniques”!

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy for the U.S. Reserve Marines Toys for Tots drive at Town Hall.

January 10, 2017 (Tuesday) 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Lotus Blossom Fundraiser

Lotus Blossom Restaurant At the Lotus Blossom Restaurant, 394 Boston Post Road Sudbury.

When you dine in, carry out, or order delivery, mention the Sudbury Historical Society when you pay your check and Lotus Blossom will donate 20% of the bill to the SHS. For a menu, visit lotuscuisine.com.

February 5, 2017 (Sunday) 2:00 - 4:00 PM
The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greene

The Leveller by Jacqueline Dembar Greene At Town Hall, 322 Concord Road, Sudbury.

When Jacqueline Dembar Greene discovered the legend of Westborough’s Tom Cook, the wily colonial figure haunted her until she gave him a voice. Was he a thief, or was he truly leveling off the fortunes of those who had more than they needed with those who never had enough? Metrowest’s own Robin Hood became the kernel for her middle-grade historical novel, The Leveller, set in 1789.

Greene will share how she drew on both rumor and history create the book. Some sources included the diaries of the Reverend Ebenezer Parkman of Westborough. Parkman was both a friend and colleague of Sudbury’s own Reverend Israel Loring and was even called upon to preach at Loring’s funeral in the winter of 1772.

Greene is a Wayland resident and an award-winning author of 38 books for young readers, including American Girl’s “Rebecca” historical series. Autographed books will be available following her presentation.

Praised by critics, Booklist wrote, “Greene does a remarkable job of weaving local legend, historical detail, humor and adventure together in this colorful tapestry…”

 

Past Programs

October 23, 2016 History Walk at Pantry Brook Farmdetails ...

October 2, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 5, 2016 History of Wolbach Farmvideo of presentationdetails ...

June 1, 2016 The History of Power Line Battlesvideo of presentationdetails ...

May 21, 2016 2016 Home & Hearth Tourdetails ...

March 6, 2016 The League of Women Voters: Helping to Shape Sudbury’s History for 60 Years video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2016 Ezekiel How: Innkeeper, Soldier, Citizen video of presentationdetails ...

February 7, 2016 A Little Bit of Sweden, A History of Svensk Kaffestuga video of presentationdetails ...

November 1, 2015 Early Maps of Sudbury: Who Made them and Why video of presentationdetails ...

October 24, 2015 Walking Tour of Wadsworth Cemetery details ...

June 7, 2015 Where They Were and How They Grew video of presentationdetails ...

May 16, 2015 Home and Hearth Tour details ...

April 12, 2015 Sudbury’s Road to the Revolutionary War (1765-1775) video of presentationdetails ...

March 1, 2015 The Untold Story of Henry Ford’s Underground Cooling Plant video of presentationdetails ...

February 1, 2015 Wheeling, Dealing, A Dump and Sudbury’s Future video of presentationdetails ...

November 9, 2014 Remember. Reflect. Explain details ...

October 24, 2014 Musicians of the Old Post Road Concert details ...

October 5, 2014 Sudbury Plantation Un-covered: Archaeological Evidence of the First Residents video of presentationdetails ...

June 8, 2014 The Men who Marched to Concord, April 19, 1775 video of presentationdetails ...

May 4, 2014 War Memorials of Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

April 6, 2014 Rev. Edmund Brown's Library: a Concert Drawn from a Puritan Minister's Musical Interests video of presentationdetails ...

March 2, 2014 Railroads in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

February 2, 2014 The King Philip War in Sudbury video of presentationdetails ...

January 12th, 2014 Puritans Make a Village video of presentationdetails ...

Join us for our kick off of Sudbury's 375th Anniversary Celebration. Hal Cutler will use his extensive knowledge of the Goodnow family and Sumner Chilton Powell's Pulitzer Prize winning book Puritan Village - The Formation of a New England Town to provide a look at the beginning of Sudbury.

December 15th, 2013 Christmas from Olde New England Musicians of the Old Post Roaddetails ...

November 19th, 2013 Genealogy 101 video of presentationdetails ...

November 10th, 2013 The Fabric of Life in Sudburydetails ...

October 19th, 2013 Rev. Israel Loring of Sudbury (1682-1772) video of presentationdetails ...

September 21st, 2013 Five Century House Tour in Waylanddetails ...

June 9th, 2013 Ice Cream Social and Annual Meeting video of presentationdetails ...

May 5th, 2013 Hattie Goodnow's Life and Legacy video of presentationdetails ...

April 7th, 2013 The History of the (Recreated) Sudbury Companies of Militia & Minute video of presentationdetails ...

March 3rd, 2013 Isaac Edrehi — The “Spanish Jew”video of presentationdetails ...

February 3rd, 2013 History Matters! video of presentationdetails ...

Even More Past Programs...


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